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The Digital sector is already an important growth sector in Manchester and most jobs in the future will require good digital skills.  

Digital technology is, and will continue to be, increasingly important to finding solutions for climate change. Examples include: 

  • data-driven solutions to minimise energy use in buildings, including through sectors fields such as engineering, construction, and computer coding, which can be used to create computer simulations of real-world solutions or to develop artificial intelligence (AI) that can help solve climate challenges faster; 
  • efficient design of street lighting or transport systems through computer modelling and the development of special sensors to track carbon emissions, air quality, and traffic;  
  • increasing automation and efficiency in industrial sectors through innovations in logistics, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning;  
  • improvements in manufacturing and agricultural processes by using data to make better decisions;  
  • 3D printing in construction and manufacturing to reduce waste and transport emissions;
  • developing energy-efficient sources of power for the future through computer modelling, such as new generation batteries, wind, and solar;
  • and the development of applications to support sustainable behaviour change, including making websites and apps that share important information more accessible for a wide range of different users (user experience (UX) design). 

Skills Bootcamps can help you!  

  • learn new digital skills and gain a qualification;
  • gain hands on experience;  
  • showcase your employability;
  • get a job in the digital and green sector. 

Find out more about the Skills bootcamps available in Greater Manchester.

Would you benefit from digital skills drop-in support? Find the drop-in sessions near you.

The Manchester College has computing and digital courses designed to help you kick-start your career in this and most other industries. Find out more about the course on offer

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